Nov 112011
 
Health Day: Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT HEALTHDAY FRIDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) — Although it can be prevented with a vaccine, roughly 90 million children worlwide who are younger than 5 get the flu each year, resulting in about 1 million hospital admissions, a new study indicates. Published in the Nov. 11 online edition of The Lancet, the research also revealed that flu-related pneumonia claimed the lives of up to 111,500 children in 2008. According to the report, 99 percent of these deaths occurred in developing countries. READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT HEALTHDAY Related articles Flu Sickens 90M Kids Worldwide (abcnews.go.com) The ———->FULL ARTICLE

Oct 242011
 
Doctors Without Borders: Somalia Vaccination Campaign Suspended due to Fighting

Read the full entry at Doctors Without Borders After heavy fighting erupted on 20th October in Dayniile, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors Without Borders) was forced to suspend its measles vaccination campaign in the area. The campaign had been scheduled to last three weeks and to reach 35,000 children. Measles is currently wreaking havoc in Somalia. Sixty thousand have been already vaccinated against measles over the last two months. “Combined with malnutrition, measles is now the main killer of children in Somalia,” says Duncan McLean, head of MSF programmes in Somalia. “Only vaccination can stop the ———->FULL ARTICLE

Jul 192011
 
Flu vaccine for 2011-2012 season approved by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) met in February to review data to determine the composition of the 2011-2012 season flu vaccine. Based on this review, the FDA recommended that this upcoming season’s vaccine contain the following three strains: an A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus; * an A/Perth /16/2009 (H3N2)-like virus; a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus.         *A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus is the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus. This composition is identical to last season’s flu vaccine composition. This might mean that some healthy people may not need to take it this year, if they took last year’s shot. However, that needs to be determined ———->FULL ARTICLE

News Flash – 03/23/11

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Mar 192011
 

Flu kills 40 in Georgia – The country of Georgia has recorded 40 flu victims this flu season; 29 of the fatalities were due to the swine flu, whereas the other 11 were due to the A and B subtypes. At this time, the vaccination status of the victims is unknown. Measles outbreak in Minnesota – 9 children have been infected with measles with Minnesota all under 4 years of age. To compare, a total of 6 cases was reported in this area over the 5 year period 2005-2010. Four of the infected children are unvaccinated, at least 3 of ———->FULL ARTICLE

Mar 082011
 
Japan panel finds no link to vaccines, deaths: report

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT MSNBC.COM TOKYO — A panel of experts at Japan’s health ministry found no direct link between vaccines made by Pfizer Inc and Sanofi-Aventis SA and the deaths of children, but said further checks were needed, Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday. Japan will keep its suspension on the use of the vaccines that prevent meningitis and pneumonia, a health ministry official said after the safety panel’s meeting, but declined to comment further. The ministry halted the use of Pfizer’s Prevenar and Sanofi’s ActHIB vaccines in response to the deaths of four children shortly after receiving the ———->FULL ARTICLE

Feb 242011
 
'Vaccine Epidemic' book launch party invades my alma mater, part 1

On February 18, New York University hosted at Tishman Hall a book launch for Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children, co-edited by Louise Habakus and Professor Mary Holland. The book was published by Skyhorse Publishing, which also published Andrew Wakefield’s book Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines: The Truth Behind a Tragedy last year as well as Kim Stagliano’s recent book All I Can Handle: I’m No Mother Teresa: A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism. This event took the form of three separate panel discussions with various ———->FULL ARTICLE

Feb 222011
 

As reported earlier, the US Supreme Court has been hearing a case in which the parents of Hannah Bruesewitz were trying to sue the vaccine maker, Wyeth, for Hannah’s alleged vaccine related injury.  Back then, I took exception to the way the media was reporting on the case, implying that the Supreme Court was hearing a case about the side effects, when in reality what the Supreme Court was trying to decide was the right of individuals to sue a vaccine manufacturer outside of vaccine court. The US Supreme Court has reached a decision and it has decided to uphold ———->FULL ARTICLE

Flash News – 02/17/2011

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Feb 172011
 

Greek swine flu deaths reach 62 – 14 additional deaths have been recorded in Greece due to swine flu, bringing the total number of fatalities for the country to 62. None of the latest 14 deaths had been vaccinated. Another 223 people with swine flu are in intensive care. Parents of 4-year-old swine flu survivor call for universal vaccinations – Oliver Scrase-Smith, a 4-year-old British boy suffered a month long ordeal with swine flu, during which time his liver failed and he was given a less than 10% chance of survival, before making an extraordinary recovery. His parents are relieved their child ———->FULL ARTICLE